Five win awards
Five employees at the U.S. Army Chemical Research, Development and Engineering Center were recipients of the 1992 Safety Awards for the Research Directorate.
Recognized were Charles Crouse, Louis Reiff, Alan Seitzinger, Dr. Roy Thompson and Eugene Vickers.
Crouse, an electronics technician in the toxicology division, was recognized for his contribution as an inhalation chamber specialist for the inhalation toxicology group and co-investigator for toxicology.
Reiff, a research chemist in the chemical division, received recognition for his outstanding safety practices in the laboratory.
Seitzinger, a chemical engineer in the physics division, was recognized for the construction of a new ventilation test facility on M-field that is safer to operate than the current facility.
Thompson, a research biologist in the biotechnology division, was recognized for his contributions as the principal investigator and primary supervisor of the Research Directorate's Neuropharmacology Laboratory.
Vickers, a chemist in the analytical research division, received the award for eliminating safety violations and making suggestions to co-workers and safety representatives about safety related concerns in performance of laboratory tasks during handling of materials.
Pecoraro given medal
Maj. Joseph E. Pecoraro, Office of the Program Manager for Chemical Demilitarization at Aberdeen Proving Ground, was awarded the Army Achievement Medal at a recent ceremony.
Assigned as a material acquisition manager, Pecoraro was recognized for spearheading and accomplishing a major program requirement with international impact.
He authored an Army secretariat-level document for the Chemical Stockpile Disposal Program.
Pecoraro is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy and Columbia University in New York.
Youth, adults honored
Outstanding youth and outstanding adult leaders of youth were honored at the 7th Annual Harford County Children's Council luncheon May 27.
Each year the council recognizes young people and their leaders who have dedicated themselves to making Harford County a better place to live.
Outstanding youth receiving awards included:
Patricia DeVera, grade 12, a tutor and member of Volunteer in Hope, school orchestra, drama and literary, and a publicist.
Jacob Hollin, grade 12, Habitat for Humanity, Daily Bread, Saturday Special, sports.
Steven Kelly, grade 12, developed family bereavement support group, crime prevention.
Stephanie Williams, grade eight, SADD, Peer Helper Group, tutoring, counseling.
Erin Harkin, grade 12, president of DUCKS, painted football block house, Christmas parties for children, Bowl-A-Thon for Special Olympics.
Claudia Moessinger, grade 10, library volunteer, entertains at retirement home, SADD.
Karen Romanelli, grade 12, volunteer at Citizens Nursing Home, sports, Miss Teen of Harford County.
Stephen Morgan, grade eight, student service organization, jazz, soccer, baseball.
Shaun Taylor, grade eight, church youth group, Heritage Club, jazz, soccer, baseball.
Brian Johnson, grade 12, overcame life's difficulties and is now an honor roll student with exceptional attendance; work experience student; lives by himself and is self-sufficient.
Outstanding adult leaders receiving honors include:
Kermit Stong, classroom volunteer, excellent role model, retired school teacher.
Valerie Cooper, IMPACT Team (helping students with drug and alcohol problems), developed new health course, varsity club, varsity softball coach.
Sandi Tracy, adviser for Forensic Team, chairwoman for Student Assistance Team.
Chris Myers, soccer coach.
bTC 2& Brian Ellsworth, program director.